Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Old Machar
NJ 89849 11747
389849, 811747


Mansion on E-plan. Harled. Corbie-stepped. Slated roofs.

North wing. 17th century, incorporating earlier work. 2


South wing. 17th cent. 2 storeys Inset panel inscribed "GP/IC

1686" Doorway with Gibbsian surround

The two wings are linked by the west range; 18th century. 2

storeys, 5 bays wide. Forestair to door in centre of second


The west range was extended on east side between the wings in

1859. This extension has central projecting bay on its east

side with a moulded doorway inscribed "IP/EDB 1859"

approached by a stair (added 1923). Good interior including

library in S wing.

To W is a garden wall which has two gate-piers with

ball-finials and a niche with sculptured winged head and the

laundry: single storeyed with laigh floor, corbie-stepped.

Statement of Special Interest

Grandhome Estate belonged successively to Keiths, Ogilvies,

Buchanans Gordons, Jaffrays until late 17th century when it

passed to Patons of Farrochie, Fettercairn, Kincardineshire

in which family it still remains.

An earlier name for the property was Dilspro. John Jaffrey,

Provost of Aberdeen, owned it. After his death in 1684 his

son Thomas sold it to George Paton who changed the name to





About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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